Iran returns to Oscar race with "The Salesman"

Iran returned to the Oscar race on Tuesday with domestic drama "The Salesman" in a foreign language film category that included a Danish war drama, a quirky German comedy, Australian entry about a remote Pacific tribe, and the tale of a grumpy Swede.

Tackling youth problems a priority

The incumbent administration seeks to focus on the problems facing Iranian youth and reduce their distress, said minister of sports and youth.

Eight individuals as rich as world’s poorest half: Oxfam

The UK-based international charity, Oxfam, has warned of soaring economic inequality worldwide, saying that just eight men possess as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’ population, with Microsoft chairman Bill Gates topping the list.

Scientists find value in social media

Social media has erased many of the boundaries between leaders and the people they represent, between experts and the lay public, between scientists and nonscientists. It has enabled people to communicate directly and interact in unprecedented ways.

“Avantage” wins three awards at 10th Cinema Verite

Filmmaker Saeid Kart has received three awards including the best director award for his “Avantage” in the national competition section of the 10th Cinema Verite, Iran’s major international festival for documentary cinema.

Archeologists unveil new evidence of Tehrans historical past

The discovery of a skull from the first millennium BC in Safi Alishah Avenue of Tehran has raised questions and ambiguities in the media and among experts, according to the Research Institute of Irans Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism.

Scheduling leisure activities makes them less fun: study

Nothing ruins a potentially fun event like putting it on your calendar. In a series of studies, researchers found that scheduling a leisure activity like seeing a movie or taking a coffee break led people to anticipate less enjoyment and actually enjoy the event less than if the same activities were unplanned.

UNESCO registers Norouz

Norouz — the traditional Iranian festival marking the beginning of spring — was registered on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List on Wednesday.

“Cyanide” has its world premiere in Canada

“Cyanide”, the latest film by Behruz Shoeibi about the Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization, an Iranian political–militant organization in exile that carried out many terrorist operations during the 1980s to overthrow the Iranian government, had its world premiere in Canada last week.

Amazing supermoon lights up skies worldwide

A bright shining supermoon illuminated the skies around the world on Monday evening, creating a stunning view owing to the moons closest distance to planet Earth in the past seven decades.


Talks ongoing for Gibsons role in Iranian film

Owj Arts and Media Organization is negotiating with renowned Hollywood actor and director Mel Gibson to undertake the role of an American general in an Iranian project The Last Vulture Flight.

“The Salesman” honored at Spanish festival

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s acclaimed drama “The Salesman” won the Young Jury Award of the 61st edition of the Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci), which was held in the Spanish city from October 22 to 29.

22nd Press Exhibition to open in Tehran on Friday

The 22nd Press Exhibition, Iran’s most significant media showcase, will open at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla on Friday, Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Hossein Entezami announced in a press conference on Monday.

Iranian cinema receives five nominations at APSA

Iranian films “Muhammad, the Messenger of God” and “Daughter” have received nominations in five categories, including best film, in the feature competition of the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the organizers announced on Monday.